The Ultimate Buddhist Cultural Experience in Nepal.

Nepal Buddhist Cultural Tour

Our Buddhist cultural tour is a combination of learning new things and knowing amazing facts about the daily lives of the little innocent monks you see in every monastery.

The Buddhist cultural tour package welcomes you with a lifetime experience of Buddhist culture and Buddhist monuments in Nepal. This short journey will take you not only to beautiful places but also take you on a spiritual journey. Nepal Buddhist cultural tour provides the opportunity to learn the teachings of Buddhism. Our Buddhist cultural tour is a combination of learning new things and knowing amazing facts about the daily lives of the little innocent monks you see in every monastery. During this trip, you can also stay at some monasteries where you will experience the pure monk lifestyle if you wish.

This Buddhist cultural tour will be different from other regular leisure or pilgrimage trips. You will get a chance to stay at the monasteries and nunnery among the monks following the monastery rules. Some UNESCO listed world heritage sites are the key monuments of this trip, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath and Lumbini are among them. The mentioned pilgrim's sites and monasteries have immense significance, religious importance and cultural belongingness mostly among the Tibetan Buddhists. The strong smell of incense and surrounding tranquility will welcome you as soon as you enter the premises of the monasteries.

Some ritual activities are available at the monasteries that one can take part in. Some courses required a minimum of 2-3 days of duration. During these courses, you will learn about the teachings of the Buddha. All processes are under the strict rules and regulations set by the monasteries. Buddhist cultural tour covers almost all the far-reaching monasteries that represent the pure land or environment of Buddha.

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Trip Facts

duration Duration 10 days
trip-difficulty Trip Difficulty ? Easy
Average Group Size 2-10
trip-code Trip Code NBCTAH
trip-code Area Nepal
trip-code Start Point Kathmandu
trip-start-point Trip End Point Kathmandu
trip-accomodation Accomodation 3 Star Hotels
trip-meals Meals As Mentioned
transportation Transportation On Private Basis

Trip Highlights

  • Exploration of monasteries inside Kathmandu valley 
  • Stay at the Kopan monastery among the monks
  • Visit the birthplace of Gautam Budhha at Lumbini
  • Explore the historical Matepani monastery situated in the city of lakes
  • Go on a spiritual journey and discover inner peace.
  • Scenic flight between Kathmandu to Lumbini and Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Trip Overview

Nepal is an amazing country with different cultures and religions and among them, Buddhism is one. Nepal is a secular country where people from different religious backgrounds reside without any conflicts. There are thousands of temples including the Gumba and monasteries that can be visited almost any time of the year. The culture of Nepal is unique, it has a profound meaning and people all over the world admire it. A small fact about Nepal is that most of the population is Hindu and after Hinduism, there is Buddhism on the rise. Most of the festivals in the Newar community are influenced by Buddhism.

Monasteries Exploration in Kathmandu.

There are many monasteries and spiritually important sites present inside Kathmandu valley. These are very important for Buddhists worldwide and mostly for the Tibetan monks as they call it the holiest place. Nepal was the birthplace of Gautam Buddha as a result there are lots of monuments linked with Buddhism. The monasteries and other monuments that you will visit during the Buddhist cultural tour are as follows:

Boudhanath Stupa (Khasti Chaitya) is a very fascinating and spiritual sphere. Boudhanath is an important monument for Buddhists as it is devoted to Gautam Budhha. It is also known as the Khasti Chaitya. People moving around the giant white dome, monks chanting in low and placid voices, and the strong smell of divine incense will welcome you to the spiritual site. The dorm is surrounded by 108 small (Manya) prayer wheels, and colorful Lung Ta (Tibetian prayer flags) hanging from the top of the dorm.  One can experience spiritual tranquility here in Boudhanath Stupa. 

Kopan Monastery (Khachoe Ghakyil Ling Monastery) is located in Budhanilkantha and is just 15 mins away from Boudhanath stupa. It is a beautiful Tibetan monastery on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal. The building is surrounded by a beautiful abundance of lawns, flowers, sculpted hedgers, fountains, and many more. The monastery is not only a remarkable example of a beautiful building but also a place where one can experience inner peace. Where you can stay at the property and take part in the activities such as courses. 

Swayambhunath Temple translates to a self-existent one. It is also known as the monkey temple.  This stupa is the oldest of its kind in Nepal and has several shrines and monasteries on its premises. It was built by king Manadeva, and since the 13th century, it has become an important center of Buddhism. 

Namo Buddha (Thrangu Tashi Yangtse) is one of the most visited Buddhist monasteries in Nepal located near Dhulikhel. Namo Buddha is a historical place where a special Buddhist legend of King Mahasattva offered his flesh to hungry tigers at the very place making Namo Buddha a holy site. Namo Buddha is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site in Nepal and is one of the three main stupas in Kathmandu valley. You will get a great view of a photogenic building on the side of the hill.

Pharping Monastery (Neydo Tashi Choling Monastery) is said to be the place where Guru Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) attended enlightenment making this place a sacred site. For Tibetan Buddhists, this hill of Pharping is as important as the Bodhgaya in India. It is believed that a few of the caves in the area were used as meditation places for popular Gurus. Two of these caves are Phamting Vajrayogini temple (Asura cave) and Yanglesho Cave. 

White Monastery ( Druk Amitabha Monterey) is one of the popular destinations in Nepal for a day hike. It is a Buddhist monastery situated at the top of Druk Amitabh located in Nagarjun municipality. The monastery itself is a beautiful work of Tibetan architecture, with many religious murals, statues, and paintings. Apart from its spiritual significance the monastery also provides an exquisite valley view. Meditation is one of the great things that you can do in this peaceful place. 

Maratika Chimey Takten Choling Monastery is situated near Kirtipur at Mahadevsthan which is conceived to be the holy place for Hindus and Buddhists. Mythology and geology are located in Halesi of Khotang district. This place holds special spiritual importance and many people visit this place for spiritual purposes. For many years this sacred place has been a very important pilgrimage destination for Buddhists seeking to engage in lifelong practice.  

Nagi Gumba is situated in the Budhanilkantha on Shivapuri hill. Nagi gumba is a well-known monastery located in the middle of Shivapuri peak from the Pani Muhan. The atmosphere of this place is enchanting with a divine vibe flowing endlessly. Nagi Gumba is a perfect viewpoint from where you can see the entire Kathmandu city. Nagi Gumba is not just a monument but also a residence for hundreds of monks learning the teachings of Buddha.

Buddhist Pilgrimage in Pokhara.

Pokhara is best known for its panoramic mountain views and the buzzy lakeside area. Alongside the busy streets and peaceful lakeside, there are peaceful monasteries where several young monks reside and live a completely different lifestyle. These monasteries allow visitors inside and you will be welcomed by the smiling faces of innocent monks and a strongly scented atmosphere. These locations are near the Tibetan refugees so you will get the golden chance to try some of the food such as dumplings, mouth-watering Chowmein, and refreshing butter tea. Few monasteries allow outsiders to stay at the monasteries for their particular courses and spiritual purpose. You will be allowed to stay at the monastery property under the supervision of the management of the monastery. 

World Peace Pagoda also known as Shanti Stupa located on top of Ananda hill giving you a spectacular view of Phewa lake and the entire Pokhara city. Besides being a great viewpoint it has its spiritual importance. The architecture itself is the symbol of spreading peace all over the place. Many people visit the peace pagoda for a spiritual purpose. The area is extremely peaceful and one can not only experience inner tranquility but also get a great view. The quiet atmosphere will take all your stress away for a while. 

Matepani Gumba also known as the Matepani Monastery is located in Pokhara, Kaski district. It is located on top of a small green hill around five kilometers northeast of Pokhara city. The monk's daily prayer routine can be a lifetime experience that one can take part. There you will be able to learn about the peculiar lifestyle of monks, try simple food, and experience the peaceful surroundings. As soon as you reach the monastery you will see several monks practicing discipline. 

Jangchub Choeling Monastery is located in the area where most of the Tibetan refugees reside. Jungchub Choeling monastery is one of the most prominent and oldest temples in Pokhara. It is around a 20 mins drive from the Pokhara bus stop. This place is full of Tibetan essences such as culture, food, and activities including festivals. The divine smell of incense will take you to another level of tranquility. It is also known as the most historical monastery, the monument is very colorful and stunning inside out. There is a golden statue situated inside the monastery where monks and religious people offer their prayers. 

Monasteries Exploration in Lumbini

Lumbini is an astounding place with profound spiritual importance. Many fascinating architectures are built with the help of many countries. There are temples such as Maya Devi Temple which has its significance. Besides the temple, there are numerous monasteries and religious complexes with different architectural styles inspired by other countries such as India, Thailand, Sri Lanka, etc. 

Lumbini is considered one of the holiest places of one of the great world's religions.  The second peace pagoda is located inside the Lumbini complex which is a symbol of peace. This place provides a great opportunity for visitors to experience inner peace and spiritual growth. Each monument that you see has its important religious importance. As already mentioned several international monuments are the symbol of world peace. Places that you will be visiting on your trip are as listed:

Lumbini Cultural Sightseeing

Lumbini is an ideal place for someone interested in architecture and history. Many complexes have a profound history and significance such as the Maya Devi temple, World Peace Pagoda, External peace flame, Royal Thai Monastery, Bodhi tree, Maya Devi, and many more. Besides the monuments that are present inside, there are places that you'll be visiting during your trip to Lumbini. The legendary places are Tilaurakot and Devdhaha which have fascinating historical folk literature. The beauty of these places will instantly take you on a spiritual journey, many people including the government offices also visit this place with respect. Other than the stunning attractions inside Lumbini there are other important places such as Lumbini cran sanctuary, Ashoka Pillar, and international monasteries and temples.  

Bodhi Tree (Tree of Awakening)

The holy Bodhi tree is located inside the premises of the Maya Devi complex right next to the shrine on the bank of the peaceful Maya Devi pound. The Bodhi tree stands as a strong symbol for Buddhists since it represents the capacity to attain enlightenment and find the joy and peace of Nirvana. The tree is covered in colorful Lung Ta (Tibetan prayer flags) spreading peace around the world. 

Eternal Peace flame is a major attraction in Lumbini garden. It is situated southwest of the canal. It represents the never-ending effort to create peace in the world. It is one of the major attractions to peace lovers all over the world. 

World Peace Pagoda, also called Nipponzan Peace Pagoda, is a Buddhist monument in Lumbini, Nepal. The pagoda acts as the starting point on the central axis of the Lumbini area. The stairs in the stupa lead to three different levels. The stupa is whitewashed and the floor of the pagoda is stone-paved. It has four different gilded statues on each side of the monument with a short description of the monument. There are two peace pagodas altogether in Nepal, one is in Pokhara and the other is in Lumbini. These monuments have their significance and promote peace all over the world. It also provides a spectacular view of the whole area. 

Tilaurakot is located in the ancient Shakyan city of Kapilvastu, where Gautam Buddha spent  29 years of his life. The archeological remains of the ancient shakyan kingdom are listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. The distance between Lumbini and Tilaurakot is 38 km which will take approximately 50 mins drive. This place is considered an important site to many Buddhists. 

Memorials  and temples inside Lumbini

Maya Devi Temple is the main temple in  Lumbini, a site traditionally considered the birthplace of Gautam Buddha. The temple stands right in front of the sacred pool from where you can see the imposing reflection of the temple. This marvelous temple is surrounded by a sacred garden giving an amazing atmosphere for meditation and other peaceful activities. The archeological remains date back to the third century constructed by the Ashoka. The materials that are used are still intact making it the historical site at the present date. 

The Myanmar Golden Temple that you see in Lumbini is a replica of the original Golden Temple located in Myanmar. The beautiful golden temple was the first international to be built at Lumbini by any foreign country. It is the city’s oldest structure and is surrounded by a peaceful ambiance. The unique structure will allow you to discover the unique architecture of other nations. 

The Royal Thai monastery is located in the eastern monastic zone in Lumbini and is a pure white structure. The stunning monument is completely built in Thai style also known as the ‘’wat’’ style. The monastery is constructed with white marble and a blue rooftop making it the perfect place for a peaceful meditation area. It is an example of fine architecture. The dazzling Thai design and carving on the temple walls make this temple a thought-provoking monument. There are many other international monasteries that you can visit during your visit to Lumbini. 

What to expect from the Nepal Buddhist cultural tour?

Nepal Buddhist cultural tour will take you to some of the important Buddhist sites in the world including the birthplace of the Buddha (Lumbini). This combines both cultural and spiritual aspects of touring in Nepal, starting from the cultural, historical, and economical center of Nepal, Kathmandu. There you will visit some of the iconic places including Boudhanath Stupa, Swaymbunath, and many other monasteries like Kopan monastery and Namo Buddha. After absorbing the beauty of the historical Buddhist sites and peaceful monasteries, you will advance your journey toward Pokhara, the gateway to adventure activities. Along with the natural sites, you will visit the undisturbed Peace Pagoda situated on top of Aananda hill providing a panoramic view of the entire Pokhara city and the imposing Phewa lake

The monasteries that you will be visiting in Pokhara are Matepani Gumba, Jangchub Choeling monastery, world peace pagoda, and many more. More than visiting these religious sites there are other places where you can relax. You will pay a visit to Matepani Gumba where many Tibetian refugees reside there you will experience first-hand the Tibetan Buddhism lifestyle. This place is full of peaceful monks, blissful locals, delightful surroundings, simplistic food, and celestial spirit. This place is a feast for all the senses, deliciously simple food for the mouth, peaceful chanting of the monks for the ear, beautiful landscapes for the eyes, and a divine aura for the soul. 

After finishing the fully guided trip to Pokhara you will advance southwest to the birthplace of Lumbini. Devoting one full day to exploring the various cultural and spiritual sites at Lumbini. There are many international monasteries and temples built by other countries to establish peace between two different countries. The temples are built in different traditional styles such as “Wat” which is the traditional style of Thailand. This place is full of unique architecture and history, each one of the buildings has individual importance and elegance. Lumbini also has a pleasant garden where you can practice meditation and other peaceful activities. As mentioned above  Tilaurakot has the significance of its own as a result you will be paying a visit to this historical place as well.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01

Kathmandu Arrival, Welcome to Nepal!

Your Arrival Time (?) Our office representative will meet and greet you in typical Nepali style at Kathmandu airport and transfer you to your hotel in Boudha, Kathmandu.  

At 06: 00 PM: We will meet for a coffee talk at your hotel and brief you on details of your ongoing trip itinerary. If your arrival is late after 5 PM we will meet the next morning during breakfast. 

Extra activity that you can participate in Kathmandu during your Cultural Tour, let us know your preference in advance so we can schedule the program accordingly and book as needed.  

  • Everest Mountain Flight (It is a 1-hour flight (scheduled at 6:30 AM) with a breathtaking view of the mountain range.) (USD 220 PP)

  • Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu. (USD 300 PP)

  • Everest Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu with Kala Patthar Landing. (USD 1100 PP)

duration 30 Minutes
duration 10 KM
ascent 1350M
trip-accomodation Tibet International
trip-meals N/A
transportation On Private Basis
Day 02

Buddhist Cultural Sightseeing

At. 08:30 AM: After early morning breakfast, Visit Boudhanath stupa, where you will be welcomed by the divine smell of incense and the cooing and grunting of the pigeons. After arriving at the Boudhanath stupa the divine aura will declare peace among people's souls.

At. 12:15 PM: You will pay a visit to Kopan monastery full of beautiful lawns and stunning gardens. As soon you enter the monastery premises you will be welcomed by the warm smiles of little monks. Inside the monastery, you will be able to see a colorful interior inspired by Tibetan architecture. The peaceful environment will be an ideal place for mediation as well or you can just spend some quality time at the cafe inside the monastery.

At. 02:30 PM: After spending some quality time at Kopan Monastery, drive to Nagi Gumba. The atmosphere at this monastery is enchanting. The monastery is located next to the Sivapuri Nationalpark giving you a refreshing ambiance and eye-pleasing view of the luscious green forest. After exploring the amazing monastery you will return to the hotel at Boudha and stay overnight.

duration 6-8 Hours
duration 40 KM
trip-accomodation Tibet International
trip-meals B
transportation On Private Basis
Day 03

Namo Buddha and Dhulikhel

At. 10:00 AM: Have your breakfast in the hotel and get ready for another amazing day of your tour. Today you'll be visiting the ancient and famous monastery. The peaceful atmosphere will take you away from the crowded city life. In Namo buddha, you will see numerous butter lamps lit in honor of Buddha. This is the special place where king Mahasattva offered his flesh to a hungry tigress at the very place making it a holy site for Buddhist people. The monastery is surrounded by a serene environment and green hill making it the perfect escape from the noisy urban areas. The monastery is surrounded by Tamang settlement meaning that you can learn about the unique culture and try some tasty local foods. 

At. 03:30 PM: Drive to Dhulikhel where you will get to see a marvelous sunrise and sunset. This fascinating place has a lot to offer to its visitors. The elevation of this magnificent place is 1550m above sea level, which means that you can not only get to see astounding sunsets but mountain views such as Mt. Gurisakher, Mt. Lotse, and  Mt.Phuribichyachu.

At. 06:00 PM: After witnessing the beauty of the magnificent sunset from the Dhulikhel viewpoint you will drive to the hotel nearby Dhulikhel.

duration 6-8 Hours
duration 60 KM
trip-accomodation Gaia Holiday Home
trip-meals B
transportation On Private Basis
Day 04

Monasteries Exploration in Kathmandu

At.05:00 AM: Wake up early to see the sunrise and the captivating sunrise followed by elevated mountains and green landscapes. 

At. 07:30 AM: Drive to Pharping monastery. The monastery is surrounded by beautiful greenery and profound history. Pharping is famous for its plethora of Buddhist monasteries. This place is filled with giant statues of ancient gurus and some Hindu temples. There is a nunnery at Pharping monastery where hundreds of monks study Buddhist doctrine, and practice mediation. You can take part in the ritual if you wish. 

At. 11:35 AM: Visit White Gumb (Monastery) situated on top of Druk Amitabha Mountain. This beautiful monastery is at the height of 1500m giving a majestic valley view and of course of the nearby mountains. This place has remarkable gardens and awe-spiring building architecture covered in religious murals and paintings. This peaceful location is perfect for relaxation and meditation activities.  

At. 03:00 PM: Pay a visit to the famous Monkey Temple, Swayambhunath temple. This ancient temple is situated on top of a hill providing a mesmerizing bird-eye view of the entire Kathmandu valley. You can participate in religious activities such as feeding the pigeons and lighting the butter lamps. The cooling breeze will certainly revive your soul. 

At. 05:15 PM: After visiting some of the historical monasteries and temples, drive to Thamel where you will stay overnight. You can have dinner near your hotel where you can try local as well as continental food. You can also self-explore the Thamel area which is famed for its nightlife in Kathmandu city.

duration 6-8 Hours
duration 60 KM
trip-accomodation Nepali Ghar
trip-meals B
transportation On Private Basis
Day 05

Welcome to Lumbini!

At 07:00 AM: Have breakfast and get ready for your ongoing flight to Bhairahawa. You will be dropped off at the airport on a private basis which will take about 15 mins. (flight duration is 35 mins).

At. 08:30 AM: After you reach the airport, you will be greeted by one of the official representatives who will drive you to Lumbini. Your Lumbini sightseeing will be fully guided. On the way to Lumbini, you can try some of the local foods. There are numerous natural sites and stunning international monasteries and temples where you can have some snaps. You will be surrounded by a peaceful environment where you may see monks and people practicing meditation. 

At. 03:00 PM: After devoting a full day at Lumbini, you can explore other places and have dinner before you check in to your hotel. You can relax and enjoy the hotel accommodations.

duration 6-8 Hours
duration 30 KM
trip-accomodation Lumbini Hokke
trip-meals B
transportation On Private Basis
Day 06

Explore Tilaurakot

At. 09:00 AM: Enjoy your morning meal and get ready for another exciting day of your trip towards Tilaurakot. You will witness the remains of the ancient city of Kapilavastu, which is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. This place holds heartfelt historical importance since it is believed that Lord Budhha spent 29 years of his life at this very place. It will take around 50 mins by drive. On the way, you can visit the Araurakot Asoka Pillar. There’s a good chance that you will meet monks in this place where you can have interesting chats.  (you can also drive to Devdaha which is optional).

At.04:00 PM: Return to the hotel and relax or self-explore the peaceful land. You can also collect souvenirs on the way to your hotel.

duration 6-8 Hours
duration 60 KM
trip-accomodation Lumbini Hokke
trip-meals B
transportation On Private Basis
Day 07

Here we go - Pokhara!

At. 09:00 AM: Have your breakfast and drive to Bhairahawa airport for your ongoing flight towards Pokhara. You get private transportation on the way to the airport which will take approximately 30 mins. (flight duration is 20 mins)

At. 10:30 AM: After landing you will be greeted by the driver outside the airport who will help you check into the hotel. You will be embraced by the hypnotic mountain views and lively streets.

At. 12:30 PM: You will drive towards the Peace Pagoda. One must climb 400 steps to get on top of the dazzling Peace Pagoda. The view from the top is worth all the hassle. On the way to the hotel, you can visit Davids Falls and Gupteshwor Mahadev cave which are famous natural attractions in Pokhara. 

At. 04:00 PM: Return to the hotel and loosen up. You can self-explore the lively and exciting lakeside and have dinner near your hotel. 

Optional Activities in Nepal (Price Subject to Change):

  • Paragliding in Pokhara. (USD 75 PP)

  • Ultra-light flight in Pokhara. (USD 120 PP, 15 Minutes)

  • Zip- flying in Pokhara. (USD 60 PP)

  • Bungee jump in Kushma. (World’s 2nd highest, 228M) (USD 100 PP)

duration 5-6 Hours
duration 30 KM
trip-accomodation Hotel Barahi
trip-meals B
transportation On Private Basis
Day 08

Monasteries Exploration in Pokhara

At. 09:00 AM: After you have your breakfast, drive towards Matepani Gumba (Monastery). It will take nearly 20mins to reach the harmonious monastery. Several times a day monks gather in the hall for prayer. If you manage your schedule you get to take part in this ritual. The Monterey itself is a work of art and attraction. The complex is sculpted and beautifully painted. The inside of the building is as astounding as the outside, the ceiling of the building is covered with religious murals and paintings. 

At. 01:00 PM: Drive towards the Jangchub Choeling Monastery from Matepani Gumba which will take around 25mins by drive. The monastery is situated near the Tibetan refugee area. You can explore Tibetan culture and taste authentic Tibetan food on the way to the monastery. You will be welcomed by the melodious chantings of the monks and a tranquil aura. From here you can observe snow-capped mountains and the splendid landscape surrounding the monastery. You can spend some time with the locals if you wish.

At. 05:00 PM: After paying a visit to the iconic monastery, you will drive back to your respective hotel. You can have some coffee and soak in the beauty of the amazing city.

duration 6-8 Hours
duration 30 KM
trip-accomodation Hotel Barahi
trip-meals B
transportation On Private Basis
Day 09

Back to Kathmandu (Leisure Day)

At. 08:00 AM: Have your breakfast and pack your bags for your flight back to Kathmandu. (flight duration is 25 mins) After baggage collection, your transportation will be waiting outside the airport. After check-in at your hotel, you can explore the vibrant streets of Kathmandu. You can visit Thamel and spend some time at cozy cafes and restaurants. You can also collect souvenirs like handmade jewelry, clothing items, and many more eye-catching things. (If you feel the need for a guide you will be allowed)

At. 06:00 PM: Lastly, we will meet for a cultural (traditional local dance live performance in folk songs) Nepali dinner in Kathmandu on your farewell.

duration 30 Minutes
duration 10 KM
trip-accomodation Nepali Ghar
trip-meals B,D
transportation On Private Basis
Day 10

Farewell, we love to see you again!

Have a safe home return! You will have leisure time in Kathmandu after breakfast at your hotel. Our office representative will escort you to the Kathmandu airport 3 hours before on time to board your flight. We hope you enjoyed the trip with us!

duration 30 Minutes
duration 10 KM
trip-meals B
transportation On Private Basis

Trip Guide

Here is the all required information about the Kathmandu valley cultural luxury tour in depth, feel free to contact us 24/7 for any kind of assistance. We will be available on WhatsApp to assist instantly. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What kind of outfit should I wear while visiting the monastery and nunnery?

    According to the monastery dress code for its visitors, they should wear long-sleeved clothes covering their upper body and shoulders. Dresses roughly knee length or fully covered clothes are required.

  • Can I stay at the Monastery?

    Yes, you can, however, there are not many monasteries with this facility. There are certain rules and regulations that you must follow if you want to stay at the monastery. Also, you have to book before your arrival. If you want to stay at any monastery let us know in advance we will arrange the trip accordingly.

  • Can you take Photographs at Monastery?

    Yes, Photography is allowed at the monasteries but we recommend you ask for permission before taking the pictures of monks and assure you don’t distribute them while praying or meditating.

  • What kinds of activities can I take part in Monasteries?

    You can meditate and watch monks' prayers and debate and get inspired by their chantings. You can admire the tranquil environment inside the monastery premises. You can also read books and other religious scriptures.

  • What makes our Buddhist Culture Tour different from other tours?

    This trip package is vastly different from other trips because it focuses on Buddhist culture. There are numerous monasteries and nunneries that you will be visiting. This trip will give you a completely different experience than other trip itineraries. It is specially designed to explore the Buddhist monasteries and learn about the Buddhist culture a little better.

  • Can we customize the trip itinerary?

    Of course, you can customize the trip itinerary according to your preference in terms of duration, cost, and party size. Altitude Himalaya will be more than happy to customize your trip itinerary, you can contact us on WhatsApp 24/7.

Services Includes

  • Kathmandu airport transfer on arrival and departure.
  • Private vehicle with A/C for all mentioned sightseeing and transfers.
  • Kathmandu to Lumbini, Lumbini to Pokhara, and Pokhara to Kathmandu, transfer by domestic flight.
  • All (9 nights) hotel accommodations at the mentioned hotels and resorts at respective places. 
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel from the next day of your arrival.
  • English speaking professional and government licensed tour guide during your sightseeing at Kathmandu, Pokhara and Lumbini.
  • All mentioned sightseeing entrance fees. 
  • One local SIM card (returnable, if required) during your stay.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Farewell Nepali cultural dinner on your last night in Nepal.

Services Excludes

  • Personal expenses.
  • Lunch and dinner are excluded.
  • Tips to the driver and guide. (not required but recommended)
  • Services that aren’t mentioned above.
10 Days from US$ 1450
US$ 1400 pp